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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Recapping 2015, we can see that this year brought some serious lows not just to Sint Maarten as a nation, but the entire world itself. As I wish everyone a successful and generous 2016, I want to leave 2015 by sharing a piece that I wrotecalled "The man needs to understand."

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Fellow St. Maarteners,

Residents of our beloved island.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of Parliament Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams, would like to wish the people of Sint Maarten as well as our visitors a very Merry Christmas on behalf of the Members and the House of Parliament of Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - "An Angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:9-11)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - My Fellow Sint Maarteners,

I extend, in the wonderful spirit of Christmas, warm greetings to you at home and abroad.

Today, the United Nations and the world celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The ILO and other international organizations in Geneva have come together to join persons with disabilities in declaring this day A Day for All.

PHILIPSBURG, St. MaartenMy brief term in office has been an accelerating learning experience as well as one of recognizing that there is an urgent need for Government to restructure and optimize its organizational processes to become more effective and efficient, and above all eliminate waste.

Chairperson of Parliament, Members of Parliament

Prime-Minister, Ministers,

Prefet Delegee of Saint Martin and St. Barths

President of the Collectivity of Saint Martin

Distinguished Guests,

Good Afternoon,

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs would like to wish the nation a Happy Sint Maarten/Saint Martin’s Day 2015, as the island comes together to celebrate another national day on November 11th.

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